Destiny 2 is in full swing and Guardians are making their way through the game’s main story campaign to prepare for the real action of multiplayer events. To keep the story from feeling anemic as players move quickly through it, Bungie is already preparing DLC expansions to carry on the Destiny lore. The first set now has confirmed details, though the announcement appears to have been inadvertent.
Announced on Microsoft’s Xbox Store, Expansion I will be called Curse of Osiris, and while the name and planet had already been leaked recently, some of the features in this description are brand new. Taking place on Mercury in the “Infinite Forest” region, the expansion will send players on a “journey through time and space to learn the secrets of Osiris, avert a dark future, and rebuild the ties between the legendary Warlock and his greatest student—Ikora Rey.” It appears Guardians will finally come face to face with the legendary teacher.
Osiris has been a character referenced throughout Destiny’s lore but has not yet been physically seen, making this new plot thread particularly intriguing. The recent reveal of Trials of the Nine, known as Trials of Osiris in the first game, also makes it clear this legendary figure will play a different role in the sequel. In addition to the story surrounding the Warlocks, the post reveals themed weapons, armor, and gear will be available in the missions. The planet won’t go to waste for multiplayer either, as the DLC will also add new co-op activities and Crucible arenas set on Mercury.
Players can only get the first expansion as part of the “Expansion Pass Bundle,” which also includes two further DLC releases for $34.99. Players that purchased the Digital Deluxe Edition of the game or game and expansion bundle will also receive the DLC once it launches. There is no confirmed release date, but with many new events starting soon, including the game’s first raid, it’s likely to appear before the holidays.
Destiny 2 is now available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, with a PC release on October 24th.